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On a Meal Planning Mission

Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 13, 2009 @ 12:49 am In Meal Planning | 3 Comments


Monday is the start of the All You Grocery Challenge [4]. I’m playing, are you?

One of the keys to staying under the budget for this game ($25/person/week) is to have a meal plan and stick to it. In fact, I think I need a meal plan and then some. Just in case Plan A backfires on me. That means I’m planning extra meals for the week, just in case. I’m also mentally preparing to make a lot of things from scratch over the next month — unless the coupons and deals are extra sweet.

all served with fresh fruit and milk

pancakes [5]
waffles [6]
muffins [7]
scones [8]
oatmeal [9]
cinnamon rolls [10]
eggs and toast


served with fruit and veggies and dip [12]

pasta salad [13]
turkey bagel sandwiches
snacky lunch [14]
hot dogs and fries


usually served with a green salad

takeout due to family field trip [16]
beans and rice [17]
pizza [18]
grilled sausages and rice pilaf
PB Chicken [19]
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Snacks and Desserts
fruit salad
banana bread [20]
cheese and crackers
veggies and dip [12]
cherry pie [21]
birthday cake [22]
cookies [23]

For more meal planning inspiration, visit I’m an Organizing Junkie [24] every Monday.

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[5] pancakes: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/10/tgif-pancake-art.html

[6] waffles: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/11/waffles.html

[7] muffins: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/06/yummy-raspberry-muffins.html

[8] scones: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/02/maple-oat-heart-scones-they-work-for-me.html

[9] oatmeal: http://foodwithkidappeal.blogspot.com/2009/01/apples-and-oatmeal.html

[10] cinnamon rolls: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/08/new-sunday-morning-ritual.html

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[12] dip: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/07/delicious-ranch-dressing.html

[13] pasta salad: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/04/diy-pasta-salad.html

[14] snacky lunch: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/06/snacky-lunch-its-whats-on-menu.html

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[16] family field trip: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/03/tgif-take-family-field-trip.html

[17] beans and rice: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/06/good-cheap-eat-beans-and-rice.html

[18] pizza: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/07/tgif-make-homemade-pizza.html

[19] PB Chicken: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/05/frugal-friday-stretching-meats.html

[20] banana bread: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/05/chocolate-chip-banana-bread.html

[21] cherry pie: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/07/sweet-cherry-pie.html

[22] birthday cake: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/07/save-date-birthday-cake-round-up.html

[23] cookies: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/05/trail-mix-cookies.html

[24] I’m an Organizing Junkie: http://orgjunkie.com

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